SSL, which is short for Secure Sockets Layer, is a security protocol which enciphers the data that clients submit on an Internet site. If they enter a username and a password on a login page or they purchase products and services online and they enter their credit card info, the data shall be exchanged with the hosting server in an encrypted form, consequently an unauthorized third-party shall not able to see it. An SSL certificate will increase the protection of your website and shall make it more appealing to clients, but besides the cost for the SSL, you need to spend additional funds for a dedicated IP address, that is normally required for the SSL installation. If you manage a small e-commerce portal and your budget is tight or you are a part of a non-profit organization and you can find much better use for the money, you can avoid the extra expense by taking advantage of our services due to the fact that our cloud hosting platform supports SSL certificates not just on a dedicated IP address, but also on a shared one.
Shared SSL IP in Hosting
A shared IP can be used for any SSL certificate, irrespective if you purchase it from us or from a different seller and regardless of the hosting service that you have on our end. If you acquire the SSL from us, you will come across this option on the certificate order page within your hosting CP where you can also make use of the 1-click automatic configuration option we offer you. If the latter is chosen inside the SSL order wizard, our system shall install and set up everything for you via the specially configured server shared IP address, therefore once you obtain and approve the SSL, there shall not be anything else to do on your end. You can save the cash that you'll otherwise need to pay for a dedicated IP and the SSL shall work in the exact same way, so any information the website visitors submit shall be encoded. The one difference is that if you type the shared IP address instead of your domain inside a web browser, the Internet site will not display.